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Duarte Garcia, Serra Netto e Terra Advogados Offices
Av. Pres. Juscelino Kubitscheck, 2041
WTJK – Torre D – 6º andar
Duarte Garcia, Serra Netto e Terra Advogados > The Legal 500 Rankings
Brazil > Real estate Tier 1
Duarte Garcia, Serra Netto e Terra Advogados has a leading reputation for real estate advice and litigation. This includes major acquisitions and development projects, registration rectification, financings and related capital markets work. Founding partner Marcelo Terra has over 40 years' experience and remains one of the best-known lawyers in the market. Guilherme Caffaro Terra is active on the transactional and capital markets side, while the versatile Natália Japur handles non-contentious and contentious matters, alongside José Carlos Baptista Puoli, who is also busy on the disputes side. The firm also has several newer partners coming through the ranks, including Helena Mendonça de Toledo Arruda in debt and capital markets, and Natalie Collet Feitosa Lange in real estate transactions.
Marcelo Terra; Guilherme Caffaro Terra
‘The firm stands out in the real estate area in Brazil. It is a reference in technical and legal knowledge.’
‘The team is technical and prepared for support in transactions. They have ease of getting involved in the commercial issues involving the business, which helps a lot.’
‘Marcelo Terra, for his incomparable knowledge of real estate law. Guilherme Terra for understanding the business of customers and understanding the concept of partnership. Gabriel Bortolato, extremely dedicated lawyer, with good level and great focus on diligence. Helena Arruda for her good technical level and knowledge of capital market regulation.’
Construtora Andrade Gutierrez
Credit Suisse Hedging Griffo
Sdi Desenvolvimento Imobiliário
- Successfully represented Tegra Incorporadora in a case concerning a permit to continue the construction of a condominium project.
- Assisted Tecnisa in a R$165m lawsuit concerning a commercial partnership agreement for development projects.
- Represented Setin and Cyrela in a R$181m dispute concerning allegedly unpaid profits linked to a real estate project.
Brazil > Public law Tier 5
Duarte Garcia, Serra Netto e Terra Advogados houses a team of specialists in all types of contracts and administrative proceedings at the federal, state and local levels. Companies from regulated industries, including waste management, aviation, energy, construction and transport, are at the core of the group's client base. With strong consultancy and litigation capabilities, the practice advises on concessions, PPPs, procurement and anti-corruption claims. Luis Eduardo Serra Netto leads the department, which also includes Paola Szanto, whose areas of expertise cover long-term public concessions, infrastructure projects and public contracts.
Luis Eduardo Serra Netto
‘Knowledge of the reality of the infrastructure market and its actors; personalised service; technical knowledge of administrative law.’
‘Luis Eduardo Serra Netto treats each theme as if it were the only one. Another characteristic that I like personally is the fact that he has an informal approach, without, however, losing his seriousness and competence. Paola Szanto has great technical skills.’
Consórcio Viaduto do Chá
Consórcio Mercado Novo SP
BM Empreendimentos Imobiliários
Genetec do Brasil Informática
- Supported Consórcio Viaduto do Chá in securing a victory in a public bid to revitalise and upgrade Anhangabaú, a central area in the city of São Paulo, to allow it to receive big events and provide leisure alternatives to citizens.
- Acted for EcoUrbis Ambiental in securing a 12% raise in the monthly payments it receives for providing waste management services for the city of São Paulo.
- Advised JCDecaux on a public bidding to providing street clocks and advertisement panels to the city of Campinas.
Daniel Gustavo Magnane Sanfins
‘Very well structured firm, excellent customer service, and its professionals, in addition to solid legal knowledge, are extremely dedicated and focused on seeking the best result and client satisfaction.’
‘Daniel Sanfins is an excellent professional and is always available to guide the client in the search for the best result.’
‘The firm has a range of extremely technical professionals, who are very well prepared to solve problems. They are open to suggestions and think completely outside the box.’
‘Daniel Sanfins is extremely accessible, highly technically trained, and extremely strategic.’
‘Duarte Garcia, Serra Netto and Terra combines legal understanding with attention and dedication to clients.’
Home Health Fornecimento de Insfraestrutura de Apoio e Assistência ao Paciente no Domicílio
Metrus – Instituto de Seguridade Social
São Carlos Empreendimentos e Participações
Atena – Tecnologias em Energia Natural
Copersucar – Cooperativa de Produtores de Cana-de-Açúcar, Açúcar e Álcool do Estado de São Paulo
- Acted for Parcom Participações in filing a civil lawsuit against Telefônica Brasil, claiming compensation for dividends that were not paid to the client.
- Represents Metrus Instituto de Seguridade Social, a pension fund institute for the employees of the subway company that serves the city of São Paulo (São Paulo Metro) in a lawsuit filed by a human resources company.
- Represents Capital Construções e Dragagens, a well-known civil engineering company, in a lawsuit filed against a public bank, claiming the termination of a contract entered into by the parties.
Duarte Garcia, Serra Netto e Terra Advogados > Firm Profile
Composed of some of the nation’s most renowned attorneys in their practice areas, Duarte Garcia, Serra Netto e Terra is a law firm with 34 partners and 32 associates located in São Paulo, Brazil. Duarte Garcia also has an office in Brasília and maintains associations with law firms in Portugal. Led by Mário Sérgio Duarte Garcia, Marcelo Terra, Mário de Barros Duarte Garcia and Luis Eduardo Serra Netto, the firm has an experienced and successful litigation practice at all levels of jurisdiction, with relevant experience petitioning for the Federal Supreme Court (STF) and Superior Court of Justice (STJ). Duarte Garcia is likewise highly regarded for its legal advisory practice in the areas of Real Estate, Infrastructure and M&A, being frequently honoured by clients, other lawyers from around the country, international and national legal publications, and ranking organisations.
Administrative and infrastructure: Duarte Garcia has wide-ranging experience advising clients on public bids, public service concessions, public-private partnerships, privatisations, and use of public properties. The firm has a long run portfolio related to privatisations, defence on civil public actions and other enforcement measures in administrative and civil sanctions. Civil
Litigation and arbitration: The civil practice provides advice relating to the negotiation and drafting of contracts in general. Representation in judicial proceedings involving matters of civil and corporate law. The firm also has considerable experience in arbitration proceedings as active members of the State of São Paulo Trade Federation Arbitration Commission, the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce, of the US-Brazil Chamber of Commerce and the International Chamber of Commerce.
Compliance and white-collar crime: The team is highly specialised working side-by-side with other practices to provide customised assistance in the implementation of compliance programs, enforcement of compliance policies, private investigations and defence on criminal matters. The white-collar team is experienced in advising and defending clients from police investigations and dawn-raids to petitioning in all levels of jurisdiction.
Corporate and M&A: Duarte Garcia advises in all areas of corporate and commercial law, including due diligence, incorporation of companies, M&A transactions, joint ventures, foreign investment.
Environment: The expertise of the environmental practice includes administrative and judicial litigation in addition to assistance regarding environmental restrictions and licensing imposed by federal, state and local laws.
Labour: Auditing for liability contingencies, negotiation of collective bargaining with work class associations and defence in labour courts are among the expertise of the labour practice. The team is highly specialised in labour claims relating to the health care industry, construction and real estate sectors.
Real estate: Assistance in land use and occupancy regulations, planning and structuring real estate transactions regarding residential, industrial and commercial developments, shopping centres, hotels, multi-use property and others. The firm also advises clients in the emission of financial instruments relating to the real estate market. The team is able to assist clients in the emission of all sorts of financial solutions directed to the property sector such as real estate securities and securitisation products.
Urban: Duarte Garcia has an interdisciplinary team focused on urban law and land occupation issues, having experts in both administrative law and the real estate particularities of municipal regulations. The firm assists clients in all stages of licensing and obtainment of urban authorisations in the administrative and judicial spheres.
Tax: The work of this practice includes tax litigation, preventive assistance and advice as to taxes concerning industrial, commercial and service activities. The firm particularly stands out for its record in tax disputes that affect a large variety of clients playing important roles in the real state and service sector, as a result of its intense practice in both administrative and judicial Courts. It is highly known for the successful implementation of tax strategies in a broad range of commercial and corporate operations.
|Arbitration, Contract, International, Corporate||Mário Sérgio Duarte Garciafirstname.lastname@example.org||+5511 4200 6600 - ext. 210|
|Administrative, Urban, and Infrastructure , Environment, Real Estate, Litigation, Corporate||Marcelo Terraemail@example.com||+5511 4200 6600 - ext. 303|
|Arbitration, Contract, Corporate||Mário de Barros Duarte Garciafirstname.lastname@example.org||+5511 4200 6600 - ext. 212|
|Administrative, Urban, and Infrastructure , Business Litigation and Compliance||Luis Eduardo Menezes Serra Nettoemail@example.com||+5511 4200 6600 - ext. 212|
|Administrative, Urban, and Infrastructure||Francisco Ribeiro Gagofirstname.lastname@example.org||+5511 4200 6600 - ext. 247|
|Administrative, Urban, and Infrastructure||Paola M. Szanto Mendes dos Santosemail@example.com||+5511 4200 6600 - ext. 213|
|Real Estate, Investment funds||Guilherme Terrafirstname.lastname@example.org||+55 11 4200 6600 - ext. 258|
|Environment, Litigation||José Carlos Baptista Puoliemail@example.com||5511 42006600 - ext. 251|
|Investment funds||Helena Mendonça de Toledo Arrudafirstname.lastname@example.org||+5511 4200 6600 - ext. 294|
|Arbitration, Business Litigation and Compliance , Corporate||Daniel Gustavo Magnane Sanfinsemail@example.com||+55 11 42006600 - ext. 278|
|Arbitration, Business Litigation and Compliance , Contract, Corporate, Family and Succession||Antonio Carlos Petto Juniorfirstname.lastname@example.org||+5511 4200 6600 - ext. 250|
|Environment, Business Litigation and Compliance||Douglas Nadalini da Silvaemail@example.com||+5511 4200 6600 - ext. 303|
|Labour||Eliane Ribeiro Gagofirstname.lastname@example.org||+5511 4200 6600 - ext. 303|
|White Collar and Compliance||Pedro Simõesemail@example.com||+5511 4200 6600 - ext. 236|
|Tax and Succession||Roberto Junqueira de Souza Ribeirofirstname.lastname@example.org||+5511 4200 6600 - ext. 303|
|Tax and Succession||Jayr Viégas Gavaldão Junioremail@example.com||+5511 4200 6600 - ext. 303|
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|Adriana Siqueira Fausto Vaz de Lima||Partner||View Profile|
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